But the question needing an urgent answer is, is suicide really a sin? The 6th commandment says "thou shall not kill" but was silent on the taking of one's own life; so the act forbidden by God is the depriving of another of his or her right to life. It therefore appears that if one chooses out of his or her free volition, to terminate his/her own life, that no sin was committed in doing so? This is correlative to individuals right to property of which one's own life could be subsumed to belong to that individual. This argument is the single most cogent reason why a successful suicide is not a crime known to law; admitted that some jurisdictions might compel medical observation or institutionalisation for its attempt. Logical? It is debatable, depending on one's christian faith as well as morality.
The church chosen by this suicide to display his bloody cranial-content was the Crystal Cathedral of Reverend Robert H. Schuller in Anaheim, Orange County, California, United States of America. The man in his forties shot and killed himself in front of a cross inside the televangelist church on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Before carrying out his carefully orchestrated exit from this earth, inside the temple of the Most High, the man handed a note and his driver’s license to an usher, then in a piety-manner, walked to the cross, knelt down as if in prayer and shot himself in the head. The usher at the sanctuary, confirmed that she greeted the man when he entered and that he handed her a note and two identity cards, with instruction that “You may want this.” The glass-walled 10,000-member Crystal Cathedral, has been described as the Ark of Noah, magnificent, grandiose, edifying and opulent; and is home to the “Hour of Power” evangelism world-wide broadcast.